In 2019, state legislatures across the country are enacting radical new restrictions on abortion. Alabama banned virtually all abortions. Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio banned all abortions after six weeks, which is before many women even know they are pregnant. Missouri banned abortion after nine weeks.
While these policies are extreme, the politicians responsible have the financial backing of some of America’s largest companies. In their corporate literature, these companies present themselves as champions of women and gender equality. But they have collectively donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to politicians seeking to roll back reproductive rights.
Popular Information reviewed campaign finance reports in the six states that passed significant abortion restrictions this year — Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, and Missouri. We looked at corporate contributions to the political leaders most responsible for the abortion legislation in each state, including the Governor and the leadership of the legislature.